Centennial, Colo. – Penford Food Ingredients has launched a new potato-based resistant starch ingredient called PenFibe RS.
The company says the ingredient can add fibre to a wide range of foods, including baked goods, pasta and noodles, tortillas, nutrition bars, cereals, yogurts and snacks, and gluten-free products.
PenFibe RS analyzes at least 80 per cent total dietary fibre and can also be used to reduce the caloric content of foods.
It’s bland in flavour and cannot be detected organoleptically in most applications. It also contributes minimal viscosity to food systems.
The company says it has a low water-holding capacity and can improve the texture in crackers, breakfast cereals, pasta and snacks.